My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands.
Without an anchor, a stationary boat will drift. In a similar way unless we are anchored in the word, we can easily slip away from a close relationship with God. God’s word is the anchor that keeps us firm in Him as we sail life’s water.
Drifting away from God is always gradual. It is easy to adjust to each slight shift and become accustomed to a growing distance between us and God. Spiritual drifting usually indicates living outside of God’s will.
Many choices can lead to this situation. Neglecting prayer, meditation, scripture, or communal worship can affect one’s spiritual journey. Unless life goals align with God’s principles, a child of God can easily be enticed by materialism, selfishness, power, or other worldly values that won’t satisfy.
Confusion about beliefs can lead to discouragement, doubts, and straying from the lord. Being adrift over time can produce devastating results. A child of God may eventually lose interest in the things of God. Excitement over spiritual truths might diminish. Obeying Godly commands might seem less important. Then their hearts which were once obedient can lose sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Are you keeping yourself firmly grounded in truth?
Pray for a heart of obedience to God’s word and the wisdom to put God first above all things!
God bless you!